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What are the four requirements for medical malpractice Duty Breach Harm Causation Please give an example
Medical malpractice is defined as An act of omission that deviates from standard of care that results in the injury or death of a patient.
Res Ispa loquitur Speaks for itself the principle that the occurrence of an accident implies negligence
Intention torts Assault Battery Invasion of privacy False imprisonment
Unintentional tort Negligence Performance below the standard of care
What is the difference between duty of care and standard or care
What is defamation Publoshing a false statement about someone that damages their reputation
What is the difference between slander and libel Slander is spoken libel is written down Example: TMZ TV vs tabloids
HIPAA Health insurance portability and accountability act
What are the 7 Cs of malpractice prevention Competence Compliance Charting Communication Confidentiality Carefulness
Informed consent Permission from the patient to have a test or procedure preformed after the patient has been fully informed about the risks and benefits of said procedure or test
Breach The act of breaking or failing to observe a law, agreement, code of conduct, or standard of care
Confidentiality Keeping a patient's personal health information private unless consent to release the information is provided by the patient
Common law Laws based on custom, usage, and decisions of the court.
Liability a legal responsibility for the consequences of ones actions
Autonomy The right to make your own decisions; to be independent and self governing
Battery The intentional touching of another person directly or with an object, in a harmful or offensive manner
Laws Rules of conduct enforced by a controlling authority
Values Concepts, goals,and ideals that provide a framework for ones decisions and actions giving meaning to life
False imprisonment The illegal detention of a person without their consent, such as confining or restraining a patient without permission
Assault Threat to inflict physical injury on another person through force or violence
Ethics
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